Self-defense and home-defense are frequent topics here on the blog and on the boards. Recently such a thread was revived, Defending Your Home and Family, and I was actually surprised at the poll results, with 88% in favor of defending oneself and home.
I’ve been in the position of having to make that call. In the middle of the night a man kicked in my door. I heard the preliminary kicking, dialed 911 and dropped the phone. I pulled my bat from under the bed and ran to meet him in the living room where I brought the bat down on his knife-wielding arm.
I defended myself with a baseball bat but the perpetrator was able to take it away from me and beat me with it. I kept my wits about me and drew him through the house, with me as the bait, to keep him away from my sleeping baby in the back room. I kept close to him, rather than run, so as not to receive a full swing of the bat. I kept us in corners and against walls, restricting his full force of movement. Eventually I worked us out the front doorway where I ran to the middle of the street and started screaming for help. I heard sirens and ran back in to protect my baby. He was awake and fine. I gave my report to the police and they drove me to the hospital.
My moon is in Capricorn and I feel responsible for my home and everyone in it. I have Scorpio Mars and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I have Mars in the third house (Mercury-ruled) and I act fast. Saturn in the 8th aspects my mars by quincunx, like a see-saw. I weighed the consequences for attacking vs. defending for a moment too long and lost my opportunity. But now I know that about myself, and it will not happen again.
The attorney handling the city’s case was shocked that I was willing to participate fully. I was shocked that there was any question. The case was strong but it was settled rather than tried. That was a long time ago. I never got my bat back, but at that point it was broken anyway. Screw it, I still have golf clubs.
You think you’re going to mess with sweet little Pisces? Better check her Mars first.
Where is your Mars? Do you know how you will act in a crisis, and can you see it in the astrology?